PROSE POEM: Dunja Cvjetićanin takes us through a stream-of-consciousness exploration of her efforts to connect to contemporary life in the Balkans, from a distance.
POEM: Relja Cvjetićanin narrates the intermingling of his Australian and Serbian lives through a poetic stream-of-consciousness reflection.
POEM: Anita Patel remembers two dear moments of bonding with strangers, unimpeded by any veil of “difference”.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin brings us a poem exploring the inescapable nature of genes and family heritage, in both English and Serbian.
POEM: Jasmine Soukieh shares with us a rolling, rhythmical poem that touches on the untouchable nature of ancestry, heritage, condemnation, pardon, disquietude…
POEM: Ella Kurz takes us on a visceral trip, exploring the mind-body experience of learning a new language.
POEM: Oromo poet Saaro Umar brings us a found poem about place, citizenship, body, territory, sameness, difference, the future, the galaxies, and resilience.
POEM: Anita Patel shares a poem inspired by her friend Asefeh’s journey from Tabriz to Canberra.
POEM: Artist and poet Akka Ballenger Constantin reflects on writing in her mother tongue, Romanian, and brings us a poem written in four languages – Spanish, French, Romanian and English.
PROSE: Abeir Soukieh brings us her exploration of boundaries, and how these are collapsed, stretched and solidified in the face of diversity.